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High Noon: Old Books

During my recent vacation to Florida, I had ample time to break in my Kindle, on the planes and in airports -- 8 1/2 hours en route to Florida and 10 1/2 hours on the return flight. I bought one book from Amazon and downloaded 4 freebies, including Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." I read "Dracula" and am still reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin." I was pleasantly surprised how well the original story of the infamous vampire holds up to the modern-day incarnations, including Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" series. I doubt that there were vegan vampires in Bram Stoker's day. I know a bit about "Uncle Tom's Cabin." But have never read the book. I've been hooked since the opening chapter. I've been so impressed with the quality of these old novels that I plan to check out other ones of similar vintage.

Question: Which pre-1900s novel would you recommend as a must-read for other Merry Hucksters?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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